Here are just a few of our favorite ways to celebrate Dad and local establishments.
Bring the music to Dad
Nonprofit Mountain Town Music has teamed up with Savoury Kitchen and Top Shelf Bar Services to create the Door-2-Door Tour—custom, socially distant, intimate neighborhood concerts, complete with eats and bevvies (should you desire). Pick from a roster of local musicians and book the gig for your yard, driveway, garage, or cul-de-sac. Of Note: If Dad has a favorite local band, book early as a few bands are already "sold out."
A little something for his pocket
Swank and handy, the Glory Folder from New West KnifeWorks (675 Main St, 435.649.7219, newwestknifeworks.com) is part everyday cutting tool (think cardboard boxes and stripping wire) and part piece of art. Should Pop prefer a gift he can wield in the kitchen, the company is also known for its artful lines of handmade culinary knives as well as mountain man toys.
Pick up the tab
Treat Dad to scrumptious summery flavors at locals’ favorite Sammy’s Bistro (1890 Bonanza Dr, 435.214.7570). Grab an outdoor table and dig into the salmon and mango salad, the seafood cioppino (featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives), a classic burger, or some legit vegan dishes—or pick up to-go eats from the Express location (1764 Uinta Way, 435.731.8730). Of Note: Sammy’s served up 600 free meals to hard-hit service industry workers last Saturday. That’s community kindness worth supporting.
Tee up some together time on the oh-so-green June fairways. Park City Golf Club (1541 Thaynes Canyon Dr, 435.615.5800, parkcitygolfclub.org) delivers 18 holes, mountain views, and a low-key vibe suitable for all ages and stages. No masks are required on course, but only two family members allowed per golf cart—and four folks are permitted in the pro shop at a time. Pop into on-site Bandannas for the 19th hole.
King of the grill
Put a little sizzle into summer with a basket of locally farmed meats from Bill White Farms. Think beef tenderloin, beef tri tip, ground beef, New York strip steak, rib eye steaks, and sirloin steak. The Farms’ Park City cattle are grass-fed, non-GMO grain-finished, pasture-raised, and nitrate free without added hormones or antibiotics—and Bill White’s regenerative agricultural practices mean the eats are earth-friendly, too.
Pour the big guy a made-in-Park City aperitif with the convenient excuse that you’re supporting the Swaner Nature Preserve with every sip. Inspired by the sunset over the nonprofit preserve’s swaths of open space north of town, Alpine Distilling’s award-winning Preserve Liqueur is a 40-proof concoction combining black tea, blood orange, candied raspberry, lemon balm, and ginger. Here’s to Dad (and Mother Nature)!
Outfit the ol' man with a sweet new T-shirt (or tote) that supports local restaurants and artists. Park City Summit County Arts Council has joined creative forces with apparel brand Zenzee to produce Tasty Threads // Merch Aid, limited-edition gear with decidedly local flair. Pick one up online at createpc.org and feel good about the fact that 100 percent of the proceeds from sales go right back to the artists and eateries.
Trails + Ales
Take advantage of 400-plus miles of Park City trails—and have a sixer of Dad’s favorite brew on ice for his après-adventure enjoyment. May we recommend the crisp Snap Down from Utah beer pioneers Wasatch Brewing, perhaps paired with one of Summit Land Conservancy’s Hops Hunters hikes (reservations required)? Or a classic mountain bike ride topped off with Squatters’ Brilliant Bier?
It’s tough to go wrong with a lunch, dinner, or beers out with Dad, so reserve a dine-in spot or curbside entrées from his favorite eatery, many of which can be found at parkcityrestaurants.com. And for the guy who prefers you don’t make a fuss of him, consider donating to his most beloved local charity. Cheers, Dad!